An essay, song, poem or video can win students $250!

SCORE Prize HeaderTennessee students can win a $250 scholarship just by showing off what they've learned in a creative way. The State’s SCORE (State Collaborative on Reforming Education) program is once again hosting the “Students Rise to the Challenge Competition.” Public school students from grades 3-12 are eligible. Students can submit an original essay, song, poem, or video that addresses one of the following:

  • Grades 3-5: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your classes.
  • Grades 6-8: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your science or social studies classes.
  • Grades 9-12: Give a real world example of how you are using knowledge and skills you’ve learned in your math or English classes.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. Central on Monday, September 15, 2014. Please note, students must work alone on their entries. Team submissions are not accepted.

After semifinalists are selected, a poll on SCORE’s Facebook page will determine the finalists in each category. Finalists will be interviewed before the winners are selected.

Winners will be awarded a $250 college scholarship and will share their work at the SCORE Prize event on Monday, October 27, in Nashville where country singer Dustin Lynch will perform.

Metro students have a history of winning this contest. Last year's winner was Sarah Martin of Hillwood High School.

To learn more visit the SCORE website.